Juliana Noelle Jumper

artistic & unconventional wedding photography

Filtering by Category: Inspiration

Inspiration | Extra Moody and Ethereal at Pavilion Event Space

At some point in January I was enviously scrolling through a gorgeous styled shoot. It had been over a year since I’d self coordinated one of my own, and while I wanted to shoot something beautiful and a little out there, I also was aware of the amount of work it takes to put together such a shoot. I flippantly posted at about 6 one morning that I wanted to photograph a “super extra” styled shoot. I promptly fell back asleep thinking nothing of it, but when I checked my phone a few hours later everyone and their dog seemed interested and on board to take part. And so, this little jewel was born.

Going in I didn’t know exactly what this would look like. After a surprising amount of interest I was kind of pulling a theme out of thin air. Luckily I had Katelynn’s help in creating a vision. All I knew was moody and very over the top. I met with Kacie at Pavilion and she asked me the colors I was using and I just stared at her blankly. I had given that absolutely no thought. I tend to create things by feel, so coordinating these types of shoots is so puzzling for me. I never focus on little details, but focus on the overall mood and concept. Luckily everyone was very patient and accommodating to my lack of specific vision. After a lot of thought, I was finally able to verbalize that I wanted something moody, ethereal, and editorial. I wanted the shoot to feel almost like an enchanted forest: beautiful, but with a hint of malevolence. Even if I hadn’t been able to get that across I have no doubts these guys would’ve come through regardless. They are all kind of the shit.

I had shot at Pavilion a year prior at my first styled shoot ever. I adored the space and hoped I’d get brought back for a real wedding, but it seemed Kacie and I kept just missing each other; a couple who booked me ultimately decided on a different venue, a couple that booked her ultimately booked a different photographer, and so on and so forth. If it wasn’t going to happen naturally we were going to collaborate in this regard. She had some brilliant ideas, and alone suggested and designed our gorgeous head table structure, draping it with beautiful dove grey and ivory fabric. Matt with Botanical Floral Design, in turn created gorgeous pieces to adorn the space; arrangements filled with exotic blooms, a chandelier of greenery, and beautiful flowering branches to frame the structure. Chrystal with Petals and Pastries created the most perfect cake I could’ve ever dreamed up, and even Veronica gave us some say in her veil design. Which was absolutely, stunning by the way!

One thing which turned out so perfectly was our selection of models. I knew the second Ellis volunteered that we had our groom. Five years prior we happened to be studying abroad at the same time in Italy. We weren’t incredibly close but I remember listening to an elaborate tale he told me that literally took the entire duration of our train ride to Rome. The story? He’d walked into a fake wedding a restaurant had put together in order to “make money.” (I don’t remember a lot of details, but it was quite entertaining. You should definitely ask him about it some time, but make sure your schedule is clear for the day first.) Naturally, it seemed only fitting that as a model and photographer we should meet again to do the exact thing that had amused us so years prior. I mean, he’s also a kick ass model but the irony sealed the deal for sure. Ellis was the one who suggested we use Beth. I know a ton of amazing models, but I really like the two people I’m photographing to know each other and have some natural chemistry. It’s always great to have a real couple, but for a shoot I knew would be very editorial in nature I wanted pros who would just do their thing while I snapped away. And boy, did they. These two didn’t skip a beat. Even in the freezing cold they just dropped their jackets and didn’t so much as flinch.

There were so many other amazing persons involved: Evan with Pavilion who put together our custom cocktails, Jennifer with Brossie Belle who stepped in quickly when our original rental plan fell thru, and many more! You can browse those individuals, and see their talent below. I think our HMUA, Shani said it best when she wrote, “Dream Team Vendors right here! A great team can put on a dream wedding. It's what makes the difference between good enough, and spectacular. Find the right team to complete your vision!”

V E N D O R S
venue: Pavilion Event Space
photography: Juliana Noelle Jumper
floral: Botanical Floral Design
rentals: Brossie Belle
planning: Eleven Events and Planning
cake: Petals and Pastries
cocktails: Pavilion Event Space
stationary: Writefully Yours
veil: Veronica Couture
jewelry: Cydney Ross
gown: Beloved Bridal
tux: Tip Top Tux
huma: Shanelis, MUA
models: Beth Bedel and Ellis Wallace

974A2274edit.jpg
974A2316edit.jpg
974A1716edit.jpg
974A2314edit.jpg
974A2284edit.jpg
974A2902edit.jpg
974A2939edit.jpg
974A2966edit.jpg
974A2951edit.jpg
974A1571edit.jpg
974A1587edit.jpg
974A1602edit.jpg
974A1691edit.jpg
974A1515edit.jpg
974A1442edit.jpg
974A1418edit.jpg
974A2427edit.jpg
974A2551edit.jpg
974A2506edit.jpg
974A2518edit.jpg
974A2694edit.jpg
974A2688edit.jpg
974A2226edit.jpg
974A2241edit.jpg
974A2150.jpg
974A2040edit.jpg
974A2023edit.jpg

Inspiration | The Elegance of Spring

A recent Spring editorial wedding shoot coordinated by my girl, Ashley Ice. I almost didn’t attend this shoot, but I’m so glad I ended up making the time. This might be her most beautiful shoot to date.

VENDORS
host: Ashley Ice Styled Shoots in KCMO
venue: The Historic Post Office
planner: Whatever Is Lovely Events
rentals: Marquee Event Rentals - Kansas City
cake table rentals: ThirtyOne:Thirty Events
florals: Emma Olmedo Floral
cake: Petals and Pastries
staitionary: The Prettiest Pixel LLC
calligraphy: Script: Custom Event Signage
gown: Stephanie's Bridal Boutique
veil: Veronica Couture
tux: Tip Top Tux
hmua: Hello Lovely KC
models: Rachel Bersano & Patrick Rembecki

974A9151edit.jpg
974A9202edit.jpg
974A9279edit.jpg
974A9329edit.jpg
974A9715edit.jpg
974A9534edit.jpg
974A9607edit2.jpg
974A9453edit.jpg
974A9470edit.jpg
974A9464edit.jpg
974A9649edit.jpg
974A8980edit.jpg
974A9029edit.jpg
974A8964edit.jpg
974A9000edit.jpg
974A9621edit.jpg
974A9899edit.jpg
974A9796edit.jpg
974A9815edit2.jpg
974A9838edit.jpg
974A9861edit2.jpg

Inspiration | Dark and Moody at Weddings Unveiled KC

Last Sunday I was one of several hand picked vendors selected to showcase at Wedding’s Unveiled KC, a bridal event hosted by EA Bride. I am not a bridal fair gal for sure. I’d never been to one nor have I ever shown at one prior. I was intrigued by this event in particular because each participating vendor had to have an interactive element to their booth (I was shooting some fierce engagement rings all day), and there were two live wedding shoots which vendors could take part. So naturally I jumped on that opportunity.

This shoot went fast. I think I shot over the course of maybe thirty minutes, which is insane. Traditionally we think of styled shoots as perfectly controlled and secluded, but this was performative and public. I shot away as couples surrounded us taking videos and watching intently. It was an invigorating experience and well worth the effort.

Thanks so much to EA Bride for the opportunity and all the talented vendors that made this shoot happen!
VENDORS
host: EA Bride
venue: The Gallery Event Space
planning: E & R Events
florals: Fiore Floral Studio
rentals: Ultrapom
linens: Citrus & Sage Co.
cake: Sherrie’s Cake Magic
stationary: Yellowbrick Graphics
gown: Beloved Bridal
tux: Tip Top Tux
hmua: Bronzed and Blushed
models: Braylin Stevens & Ian Merzwinski

IMG_0668edit.jpg
IMG_0625edit.jpg
IMG_0243edit.jpg
IMG_0582edit.jpg
IMG_0712edit.jpg
IMG_0212edit.jpg
IMG_0176edit2.jpg
IMG_0149edit.jpg
IMG_0203edit.jpg
IMG_0591edit.jpg
IMG_0586edit.jpg
IMG_0276edit.jpg
IMG_0483edit2.jpg
IMG_0439edit.jpg
IMG_0426edit.jpg
IMG_0433edit2.jpg
IMG_0445edit.jpg
IMG_0503edit2.jpg
IMG_0558edit.jpg
IMG_0463edit.jpg

Inspiration | Boho Vibes and 70s Nostalgia

I’d been dreaming of this shoot for over a year. Right after I shot my first styled shoot at Jansen Place I started a mood board for this shoot. Inspired by my mother, I wanted to create a wedding that embraced her style, personality, and era of her youth. So naturally a whimsical, boho 1970s themed elopement was my choice. A year later, its finally finished and I couldn’t be more pleased.

It was an odd process bringing this shoot to life. I knew I wanted a Donna’s Dress Shop gown for starters. I found my own vintage reception dress there as a bride and loved the nostalgic, romantic feel of their wedding collection. I met Thor a few months later and knew immediately he would be the perfect groom for this shoot. For a long time I walked around with only those two details in my head. One particular problem was location. I couldn’t picture it. I knew what is wasn’t, but not exactly what it was. The day I walked into John’s Greenhouse I knew I’d found my venue. Still I stalled on beginning the process. It wasn’t until Katelynn Treolo approached me about collaborating a few weeks later that I started coordinating this shoot for real.

After settling on the greenhouse, everything else fell quickly into place. Erin was an obvious choice for the bride, although having never modeled before, her look and easy going attitude were absolutely perfect for what I had envisioned. Luckily for me, she agreed to take part! Professional creatives & friends I’d known for years stepped forward to provide jewelry, stationary, and hair design. I found the perfect macrame backdrop after checking with damn near every rental company in town. It barely fit in the space, but complimented the shoot so well. Lastly, I managed to get my favorite local cake baker and florist to take part. About a week before the shoot I realized I hadn’t contacted anyone about providing dinnerware. I thought on it and grabbed my grandparent’s blue floral china for a crowning personal touch; a set of dishes I knew my mother cherished as well.

I didn’t give a whole lot of direction design wise. I had a vague mood board filled with random images that conveyed more of a feeling, rather something specific. I choose my vendors based on their style and consistency in their field. I trusted them, and they trusted me. The over collaboration, and comradery of the group the day of the shoot was beautiful. (Seriously though. Hire these people! ) I cannot thank them enough for their time and talent.

VENDORS & MODELS
Location: John’s Greenhouse
Backdrop Rental: Brossie Belle
Florals: The Cottage Rose
Cake: Petals & Pastries
Stationary: Quinntessential Co.
Gown: Donna’s Dress Shop
Jewelry Design: Cydney Ross
HMUA: Geena Mericle
Models: Erin Hotchkiss & Thor Nanda

974A6075edit.jpg
974A5854edit.jpg
974A5957edit.jpg
974A5971edit.jpg
974A5821edit.jpg
974A5919edit.jpg
974A5852edit.jpg
974A5899edit2.jpg
974A5929edit.jpg
974A6702edit.jpg
974A6642edit.jpg
974A6292edit2.jpg
974A6272edit.jpg
974A6234edit.jpg
974A6167edit.jpg
974A6205edit.jpg
974A6203edit.jpg
974A6103edit.jpg
974A6070edit.jpg
974A6067edit2.jpg
974A6032edit.jpg
974A6033edit.jpg
974A6124edit.jpg
974A6105edit.jpg
974A6379edit.jpg
974A6382edit2.jpg
974A6454edit.jpg
974A6471edit.jpg
974A6395edit.jpg
974A6407edit2.jpg
974A6412edit.jpg
974A6757edit.jpg

Inspiration | Modern Spring Romance at The Emerald

Early December I shot this mini styled shoot at the brand new Emerald Event Space in Blue Springs. The overall vibe we wanted to convey was a sense of fun and ease about the space, but what we ended up with was a laid back, slightly edgy, modern take on spring weddings. I had an absolute blast working with this particular set of vendors. It comes as no surprise that two of them are currently nominated for the KC Wedding Vendor Choice Awards. They were a seriously fun and talented bunch. I also have to brag about the absolutely gorgeous gown that was provided. Just look at the tulle train!! It was way too big for the model but after about 4 clips and some safety pins it looked stunning on her! At the very end of the shoot I made the mistake of eating one of the cookies; I say “mistake” because then I had to have another cookie, and then one more because I lack self control. Speaking of which, can we talk about the adorable mini cookie cake alternative? I am a fan.
VENDORS
planning: Whatever is Lovely Planning and Events
venue: The Emerald Event Space
photography: Juliana Noelle Jumper
florals: Perfect Petals Wedding and Events Florist
stationary: Olive and Fig Creative
bakery: Crumbs and Confections LLC
rentals: Utlrapom Event Rental
gown & accessories: Stephanie’s Bridal Boutique
gown design: Chic Nostalgia
hmua: Naturally You Makeup Artistry

974A0355edit.jpg
974A0307edit.jpg
974A0316edit.jpg
974A9898edit.jpg
974A9906edit2.jpg
974A9936edit.jpg
974A0079edit.jpg
974A0063edit2.jpg
974A0115edit.jpg
974A0135edit.jpg
974A0002edit.jpg
974A0155edit.jpg
974A0124edit.jpg
974A0172edit.jpg
974A0193edit.jpg
974A0198edit2.jpg
974A0479edit.jpg
974A0490edit.jpg
974A0466edit2.jpg
974A0051edit.jpg
974A0410edit.jpg
974A0389edit.jpg
974A0416edit.jpg
974A0429edit.jpg
974A0514edit.jpg